Join the author as he discovers his dad Harry's military service for the entirety of World War II as an Army Air Corps Airman designated as a radio operator in the North Africa campaign who witnessed his best friend killed on the runway whereupon as soon as he completed his required 2,200 air time hours pushed back against pressure to do another 2,200 hours and landed service as a jeep driver for the rest of the war. The next flight that his crew mates flew out on urging him to join them but which he refused was a gold shipment that disappeared and was never found again. A lot of Harry's military service seems to parallel the Armenian protagonist in the Joseph Heller novel Catch 22 that his hippie junior high teacher and author Joseph Scalia turned he and his classmates on to changing their lives forever but leaving the author scratching his head wondering was his Armenian dad Heller's main character the Armenian Yosarian.
Harry the Armenian, Army Air Corps Airman
Michael Boyajian, author